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Xiaomi secures $1B loan to expand its international presence and offline retail footprint

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has secured a $1 billion loan in order to develop its international focus and build out its offline sales presence. The company revealed today that it has secured a three-year syndicated loan agreement from 18 banks across Europe, Middle East, India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley served as joint […]

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Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tunes

Today officially marks the end of Apple’s era of standalone music players. Source link

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Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

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Image caption Ransomware now regularly makes more than $1m (£761,500) a month for its creators, found Google Cyber-thieves have made at least $25m (£19m) from ransomware in the last two years, suggests research by Google. The search giant created thousands of virtual victims of ransomware to expose the payment ecosystem surrounding the malware type. Most […]

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Rumour: Australia will be one of the first countries to get the Galaxy Note 8

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While it’d been previously reported that Samsung’s next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, could be announced as early as August 23, 2017 at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event in New York, we now have word that Australia is expected to be amongst the first territories in the world to get their mitts on the […]

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The OOOI Analog is the best of both horological worlds

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Butler Watch is run by pilot Corey Butler. It is a labor of love for Butler and his watches are aimed directly at pilots and pilots-to-be. Take the OOOI Analog, for example. This new crowdfunded watch features a digital readout with quartz analog movement. The piece costs $459 for early birds. The movement, an ETA […]

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Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms' to hack attacks

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fraud targeting senior executives is a “key threat”, said Europol Large firms are vulnerable to targeted hack attacks because they do little to strip data from files on their websites, suggests research. The data gets added as employees create documents, images and other files as they maintain and update […]

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Adobe Flash Will Finally Die Off in 2020

In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true. And now, Adobe itself has finally conceded. The company announced Tuesday that it would “stop updating and […]

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RoboCup 2017: World Cup for robots kicks off this week

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In 1995, roboticists Hiroaki Kitano, Minoru Asada, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Itsuki Noda, and Eiichi Osawa proposed a new initiative – a robotic world cup, where teams of robots competed in a soccer game.  Two years later that dream was realised in the Japanese city of Nagoya, and has been held annually ever since in a variety […]

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Crunch Report | KKR Buys WebMD for $2.8 Billion

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KKR is buying WebMD for $2.8 billion, Didi and SoftBank invest $2 billion into Grab, Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage and the next Microsoft HoloLens gets an AI chip. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source link

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RIP Microsoft Paint. Thanks for All the Hideous Doodles

Microsoft Paint is dead, but it won’t be forgotten. Source link

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